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Chicago faces record-low temperatures

Chicago faces record-low temperatures

Record-low temperatures have arrived to Chicago this Friday. At dawn Thursday, the temperature at O’Hare International Airport fell below 10 degrees, and continued falling down to 7 degrees overnight. Forecasters predict wind gusts of up to 35 mph for the upcoming weekend, and in some areas of the state the temperatures will be falling below 35 degrees overnight. There’s some light snow expected Friday afternoon, which might affect the morning commute.

According to the National Weather Service, cold weather like this happens only once in a couple of decades. However, it’s still not likely Friday will break the record of January 25th in 1897 when the temperature fell down 20 degrees below zero.

With dangerous cold, the chances of frostbite and hypothermia are extremely high.

To check out safety tips on how to promptly spot the symptoms, and to prevent a dangerous outbreak, go to our website at mychinews.com/weather. Check back online for latest info on school closings, as well as warming centers near you.